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Disclaimer (#3)Document.png list of Armenians suspected of being Russian propagandists  by Integrity Initiative dated 26 December 2018
Example of: Integrity Initiative/Leak/4
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Suspected propagandists



editorial note: The document name in the Anonymous leaks is Sp, probably short for suspected propagandists.


1. Arman Tatoyan, recently is designated as a Human Rights Defender (Ombudsman) at Human Rights Defender of Armenia

2. Hayk Kotanjian, The former Military Attaché of the Republic of Armenia to The USA.", https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayk_Kotanjian

3. Gagik Harutyunyan, director of “Noravank” Scientific-Educational Foundation. This organization is implicitly backed by Russian Gazprom, though it has a big experience in partnering with the Western organizations like the World Public Forum, the European Geopolitical Forum (EGF) and Europa Maxima, http://www.noravank.am/rus/about/partners.php

4. Sarukhanyan, Sevak. Executive Director of Armenian Centre for Society Research http://www.acsr.am/eng/about_us/board-members/ He was a visiting scholar at Georgetown University as a Core Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program grant holder in 2014-2015.

Sevak’s home institution is “Noravank” Scientific-Educational Foundation and his mentor is Gagik Harutyunyan, the director of that institution. Gagik Harutyunyan considers Sevak Sarukhanyan as one of his successors not only in terms of new analytical and expert generation, but also in terms of functionality in serving Russian intelligence interests in Armenian analytic and expert circles. Particularly, it is known that Sevak Sarukhanyan has been introduced my Gagik Harutyunyan to the representatives of Russian intelligence at Embassy of RF in Armenia in 2004-05. Additionally, Sevak holds his PhD in in Political Sciences from Russian State University for Humanities Moscow, 2006.

Up to date Sevak has sustained and close relationship with the relative officers at the Embassy of RF in Armenia, occasionally holding consultations on Armenia-Iran ties. Sevak Sarukhanyan gains financial support via various research and academic grants from the Western based endowments. Specifically, during the past few years Sevak has set up an enduring cooperation with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Foundation), benefiting substantive financial support for conducting research, publications and international conferences. He is now stepping up its relationship with the US, UK and German various academic and research institutes – not to mention his experience at Georgetown University.

In terms of ideas, during the conferences, workshops and/or various publications mostly founded by from the Western institutions he explicitly promotes Russian interests in Armenian and Iranian dimension. Particularly, he asserts that Armenia has no alternative to integration with Russia as only the closest strategic cooperation with Moscow and Armenia’s comprehensive integration with Russia-backed organizations may provide Armenia’s survival. He additionally asserts strategic, political and military alliance between Iran and Russia, stating that as far as Iran is a backward state, there could be less attractiveness for Armenia to deeper the ties with Iran at Moscow’s expense. Moreover, in Iran-Russian relationships the leading role must belong to Russia.

5. Larisa Alaverdyan, The Foundation Against the Violation of Law (FAVL), Foundation Against the Violation of Law

6. Tevan J. Poghosyan, in 2001-2012 was an executive director of Armenian Atlantic Association; since 2001 he is a visiting lecturer to Armenian-Russian (Slavic) university. Tevan Poghosyan commencing in October 5, 2012 elections is a member in the National Assembly from oppositional “Heritage” political fraction. He is a member of Armenian delegation to NATO PA and a member of Armenian delegation to EURONEST.

7. Alexander Iskandaryan and Sergey Minasyan, Caucasus Institute, Members; http://ci. am/?page_id=1311; Donors and partners; http://c-i.am/?page_id=2007

8. David Shahnazaryan, Founder & Chairman of the Center for Legal and Political Studies “Concord,” and is a former two-term deputy in the Armenian parliament (from 1991-1995 and 1995-1999), as well as a founding member of the Board of the “Armenian National Movement” Party. He has also held several senior-level posts in the Armenian government, serving as the Ambassador of the President of Armenia on Special Missions and Special Representative of the President of Armenia from 1992-1995, and as the Armenian Minister of National Security from 1994-1995. http://regional-studies.org/about/staff/358-davidshahnazaryan

9. Vigen Sargsyan, Armenian president’s chief of staff and coordinator of programs organized by the State Centennial Committee of the Armenian Genocide.

10. Armen Sahakyan, Executive Director at ERA Institute - Eurasian Research & Analysis, Studied International Political Economy at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies | SAIS. The idea to establish the ERA Institute in Washington DC he has received from a “friend” working at the Embassy of Russian Federation to the US. He is also working for Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) since 2014 and is an ANCA Eastern Region Board member. He does not deny its deep ties with individuals, who serve Russian interests in Armenia and in Washington DC. He is endorsing and is promoting close strategic ties between Russia and Armenia in the Caucasus at the expense of the Western interests.